The Department of Sound at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers a unique opportunity to study sound art and experimental music in the context of an art school. The program goes well beyond the boundaries of a typical degree program in visual art, music, or multimedia.

As a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) student, you are free to pursue a wide variety of courses that cover topics such as:

The program's studio offerings are complemented by courses in the history and theory of sonic arts, physics, acoustics, electronics, and traditional musics.

Faculty includes internationally renowned specialists in composition, improvisation, computer music, sound installations, radio art, cognitive psychology, instrument design, critical theory, curatorial practice, and software and hardware development.

At the end of each semester, students are invited to participate in Waveforms, a presentation of work including performances and video.

Interested in learning more?

Visit the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio program web page to get detailed degree program information or schedule a tour.

Interested in learning more about how you can apply?

Visit the undergraduate admissions website or contact the undergraduate admissions office at 800.232.7242 or ugadmiss@saic.edu.